NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, the self-righteous douchebag who runs the jurisdiction with the highest per-million Covid deaths on the planet, and who wrote a book celebrating himself for his supposed “leadership” during the Covid-19 Crisis, is now being investigated by the DoJ for under-reporting the number of nursing home Covid deaths–which, of course, were caused by his borderline-criminal decision to force them to accept Covid patients.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is requesting more data on COVID-19 deaths linked to New York nursing homes after receiving figures that indicate a significant under-count of deaths at publicly run nursing homes in the state.
The Justice Department’s civil division on Tuesday night requested from state officials data on deaths linked to New York’s more than 1,000 private nursing homes.
New York records provided in response to an August Justice Department inquiry indicated that a quarter of deaths in the state’s roughly two dozen public nursing homes weren’t disclosed to federal health officials, administration sources said.
New York indicated that about 400 residents of the state’s public facilities died from COVID-19, according to federal sources, who said that state facilities had only disclosed about 300 deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In total, the New York Health Department publicly reports about 6,720 deaths from the serious respiratory bug in nursing homes and adult-care facilities. But the true scope of New York’s tragic toll in nursing homes is expected to be much higher.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has angrily denied accusations that a March 25 state rule barring nursing homes from turning away coronavirus-positive patients contributed significantly to New York’s 33,000 COVID-19 deaths.
But it did. It obviously did. Coronavirus almost exclusively kills the elderly and infirm, and the Wiseguy Governor was apparently not Wise enough to understand that.
That, or he just panicked and didn’t have a plan.
That’s real #Leadership, folks.